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Creator (1985)

An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

Director:

Ivan Passer

Writers:

Jeremy Leven (novel), Jeremy Leven (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Dr. Harry Wolper
Mariel Hemingway ... Meli
Vincent Spano ... Boris Lafkin
Virginia Madsen ... Barbara Spencer
David Ogden Stiers ... Dr. Sid Kullenbeck
John Dehner ... Paul
Karen Kopins ... Lucy Wolper
Kenneth Tigar ... Pavlo
Elsa Raven ... Mrs. Mallory
Lee Kessler Lee Kessler ... Mrs. Pruitt
Rance Howard ... Mr. Spencer
Ellen Geer ... Mrs. Spencer
Ian Wolfe ... Prof. Brauer
Mike Jolly Mike Jolly ... Boom-Boom
Burton Collins Burton Collins ... Lyman
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Storyline

Dr. Harry Wolper is a character. First he steals Boris, a new student assistant by promising him a co-ed's phone number. Then he hijacks new high tech equipment for his own research, confusing the other university researchers who can't see "the big picture." Harry has a plan, he wants to clone his dead wife, but first he needs an egg and a host. He mounts his search by stapling notices to every telephone pole in town from his bike, which is how he meets Mili. As the year progresses, he sees Boris' romance follow the same pattern as his own, twenty-five years ago. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He is obsessed to re-create his wife...she died thirty years ago. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Picture See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,019,728, 20 September 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,349,607
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's closing credits state that the hospital scenes were filmed at Alexian Brothers Hospital in San Jose, California. See more »

Quotes

Boris: You know what happened the other night? I was dreaming about you and Lucy. How you met at the beach, and how much you loved each other. I woke up, and I was crying. All these tears were just - I wanna love someone like that so bad, Harry, it hurts.
Dr Harry Wolper: Barbara Spencer.
Boris: What?
Dr Harry Wolper: Well it's not much, but it's all I have at the moment.
Boris: What is?
Dr Harry Wolper: The name of the girl you followed into the lab. It's Barbara Spencer.
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Alternate Versions

Outtake added to broadcast version: A flashback scene of young Harry Wolper cavorting with wife Lucy in an amusement park and on a beach. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Demon Queen (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Woman
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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A sad and romantic comedy
1 August 2005 | by lueschowSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie that focuses on character development. The characters are quirky and entertaining. The science in this movie is relatively weak but this movie isn't about science. This is about love, loss, and coming to terms with the curves life throws you.

Peter O'tool is Brilliant... I repeat Brilliant in this movie Muriel Hemmingway (Melly) is wonderfully portrayed and the rest of the actors/actresses played at the top of their game on this movie.

Grab your girlfriend/boyfriend turn down the lights pop some popcorn and enjoy the show.

Warning: There is some foul language and nudity in this movie so I don't recommend watching it with your 10 year old.


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